Tim Brando not in favor of extending CFB season: 'We just need to get to that finish line'
A lot of things happened around the B1G over the weekend, and not everything occurred on the field.
Off of the field, Minnesota was forced to cancel its rivalry game with Wisconsin. The Battle for the Axe had been college football’s longest uninterrupted rivalry, but it fell victim to COVID-19 issues with the Gophers program.
Ohio State was also forced to cancel a game, putting the championship aspirations of the Buckeyes in serious jeopardy. Hopefully it is just a one-game cancellation as Ohio State must play in the final two games to qualify for the B1G Championship.
With the number of cancellations around the country, some have argued that the college football season should be extended to allow for more games to be completed. One person is definitely opposed to the idea is FOX’s Tim Brando.
“While many are pondering that we should maybe be more flexible, extend the season, that the Playoff should go a little way into January, I’m not one that believes that,” said Brando. “I do think this is now not the time to be moving anything back. We just need to get to that finish line.”
Brando also took time to call out the B1G to potentially review the restrictions that would keep Ohio State out of the B1G Championship:
“Let’s take into account what the B1G’s decision was and why Ohio State finds itself in the position it does,” explained Brando. “It was that league that determined, you know, we’re not gonna play anything but conference games and we’re going to start so late that we may not get them all in. And we need to play six games in order to have teams eligible to participate in the B1G Championship…now we’re facing another set of circumstances that maybe the B1G needs to review.”
Hopefully Ohio State returns to action in Week 7 and is able to meet the six-game threshold. Otherwise, the Buckeyes will be at the mercy of the B1G and the CFP Selection Committee.
You can watch the full On Brando segment below, courtesy of FOX College Football:
“Leadership matters and never more than now does the leadership of college football need to step up with only 3 weeks remaining.”@TimBrando looks at the current state of college football and how the different start dates have impacted each conference ⬇️ #OnBrando pic.twitter.com/q0N4Ji57jo
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) November 30, 2020